SIG launches “Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring”: transforming data into insights for F&B manufacturers

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SIG launches a new digital smart factory solution “Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring” at Gulfood Manufacturing, taking an important next step in proactive services for customers to improve their operations and ensure the highest food safety and quality, while reducing costs. SIG now makes it possible to transform data into insights.

More than ever, food and beverage manufacturers are striving to increase productivity and meet the highest possible quality demands, while at the same time keeping costs to a minimum. By monitoring and analysing data from SIG filling machines via the new integrated software solution, SIG experts can transform this data into insights and prevent unplanned manufacturing downtimes.

Almarai, the largest food and beverage manufacturing and distribution company in the Middle East, is SIG’s first customer to use Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring.

Robert Ross, Dairy & Juice Manufacturing Manager CCP2 at Almarai: “SIG’s smart factory solutions, including the new Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring, provide essential monitoring of our various filling line parameters and flag any irregularities. This continuous feedback and corrective actions allow us to avoid unplanned downtime in running filling lines.”

SIG is continuously innovating to help customers achieve highest quality and safety goals. The key is reliable, superior system quality and performance and SIG’s technology increases the scope of components monitored to provide unmatched benefits to customers.

Dr Christian Grefrath, Senior Global Product Manager Service at SIG: “By regularly monitoring the data of SIG filling machines, our service increases the utilisation of the filling equipment at our customers’ manufacturing sites to reduce unplanned downtime. This significantly reduces costs yet increases sales opportunities for our customers.”

SIG has set up a network of Reliability Centres worldwide to ensure its senior system experts can analyse data from its filling lines and provide fast and efficient insights to help customers. SIG is using the standard connectivity solution Plant 360 Connector to guarantee safe and reliable data flow between customers and SIG.

Rony Daher, Technical Manager KSA & Iraq at SIG: “By being able to monitor the filling line’s health in real time and communicate to our customers immediately, we can provide the highest production efficiency for customers like Almarai.”

About SIG:

SIG is a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging. We work in partnership with our customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Our unique technology and outstanding innovation capacity enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packs, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to our business and we are going Way Beyond Good to create a net positive food packaging system. Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of our approximately 5,900 employees worldwide enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in around 70 countries. In 2020, SIG produced 38 billion carton packs and generated €1.8 billion in revenue. SIG has an AA ESG rating by MSCI, a 13.4 ESG Risk Rating (low risk) score from Sustainalytics and a Platinum CSR rating by EcoVadis.